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HER Number:MDV71317
Name:Wheal Maria, Settling Ponds


Series of four reservoirs or settling ponds at Wheal Maria mine which was part of Devon Great Consols


Grid Reference:SX 416 738
Map Sheet:SX47SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POND (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Buck, C., 2002, Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment, 65+Figs 13,38 (Report - Assessment). SDV241758.

Series of four reservoirs or settling ponds of various sizes at Wheal Maria mine shown on 19C maps which may have provided water for the lower copper dressing floor or were settling tanks. They were probably reused for the later foundry (see PRN 56079). The ponds centred on SX41637385, SX41687384, SX41677382 with a linear reservoir or settling pond from SX41687386 to SX41667381 were found during the survey to be extant with a depth of 0.75m to 1m with a sluice at the southern end of the linear pond & a leat 1.8m wide x 1m deep running south. Other details: Sites 54, 54/1, 54/2 & 54/3.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV241758Report - Assessment: Buck, C.. 2002. Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment. Cornwall Archaeological Unit Report. 2002R069. Digital + A4. 65+Figs 13,38.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV3862Part of: Devon Great Consolidated Mine, Gulworthy (Monument)
MDV42207Part of: Devon Great Consols, Wheal Maria (Monument)
MDV56079Related to: Wheal Maria, Foundry (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1280 - Devon Great Consols: Archaeological Assessment

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 8:31PM